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Archive for June 21, 2005

Moore makes it official: He's a pro
The card, Ryan Moore said, is the thing. Otherwise, turning pro changes nothing about the game of golf.
11:49 a.m.
Married couple brought together for final hours
Shirley and Stanley Laub lived for their families and for each other.
11:08 a.m.
Doctors say man acquitted of murder no longer mentally ill
Doctors have determined that a man who was acquitted of murdering a 23-year-old by reason of insanity is no longer mentally ill, a diagnosis that could soon put him back on the streets as a ...
11:08 a.m.
Community mourns promising athlete
Johnny Stack was to have been the starting pitcher Monday night for Las Vegas High School's summer league baseball game at Durango High School, throwing the fastballs he was known for.
11:07 a.m.
Suspect in family slayings once worked with children
Carleton Elijah Johnson once worked with children as a volunteer football coach and substitute teacher at Cheyenne High School, but now he is accused of killing two children who were close to him -- his ...
11:04 a.m.
Bill may not help wild horses after all
WASHINGTON -- Animal activists are concerned that a bill aimed at helping wild horses stay out of slaughterhouses will instead get them there quicker.
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cabbies' issues not resolved
The Assembly majority leader says she plans to introduce measures in 2007 to prevent a repeat of how Assembly Bill 505 made it out of the Legislature with a last-minute discriminatory amendment banning cabbies from ...
11:02 a.m.
Brothers safe at home in America
Bernardo Heredia's family was stunned when he walked into his house in Las Vegas on Sunday.
11:01 a.m.
Symposium addresses growth of valley gangs
Sixteen gang-related shootings have occurred in Las Vegas in the past 10 or 11 days, a Metro Police lieutenant told a gathering of social service officials Monday, using the numbers to demonstrate that Southern Nevada ...
11:01 a.m.
Las Vegas Valley hospitals name new leaders
A few key positions have been filled at Las Vegas Valley hospitals.
11:01 a.m.
Homebuilder's profit increases 16 percent in second quarter
Profit from continuing operations for the three months ended May 31 rose to $233.2 million, or $1.42 a share, from $201.2 million, or $1.22, a year earlier, the Miami-based company said in a statement today. ...
11:00 a.m.
Harrah's may enter Macau
Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the biggest U.S. casino company, considers Asia an "untapped market" in the global gaming industry and may enter Macau and other regional cities, said Senior Vice President Richard Mirman.
11:00 a.m.
News briefs for June 21, 2005
The Henderson family of Cpl. Jesse Jaime will hold public services in memory of the 22-year-old Marine who died June 15 in Iraq.
11:00 a.m.
Private poker parties a trend for LV resorts
A couple of weeks ago, Connecticut businessman Michael Vlock sat at a poker table at Wynn Las Vegas with actor Matt Damon, sports legends Pete Sampras and Wayne Gretzky and investment maven Warren Buffet. Around ...
10:34 a.m.
Prize pool expected to double this year
The tournament's 19 events so far have attracted 13,500 entrants and prize money of more than $23.5 million, owner Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said.
10:33 a.m.
Company to purchase Northern Nevada casino
Sturgeon's is a full-service hotel, casino and restaurant adjacent to Interstate 80 and about 90 miles east of Reno. The casino is more than 65,000 square feet and features 120 slots. The company didn't disclose ...
10:32 a.m.
Medical marijuana activist released from jail
A licensed medical marijuana user who claims it's within his rights to grow and sell pot to other licensed users was released on his own recognizance Monday after prosecutors failed to file a criminal complaint.
9:46 a.m.
Chili Peppers concert moves to cooler site
The Silver Bowl Sports Complex is located at 6800 E. Russell Road, just east of Boulder Highway. Directions and a map to the complex, as well as a list of approved items concertgoers can bring ...
9:45 a.m.
Clear Channel seeks change to centennial sponsorship contract
In another centennial related-development, Clear Channel representatives are seeking a change to their sponsorship contract that could be worth more than $600,000 for the company, said Betsy Fretwell, a Las Vegas deputy city manager and ...
9:41 a.m.
Guinn OKs Canada drug bill
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn has finished signing bills from the 2005 Legislature and its special session and several of the most high profile ones become effective on July 1, including measures to allow ...
9:40 a.m.
Rose to the occasion
Rule 21 -- Misconduct
9:39 a.m.
Air field renamed to honor Creech
The name of the air field at Indian Springs was officially changed to Creech Air Force Base at an unveiling ceremony Monday.
9:39 a.m.
Ensign to re-introduce bill to split appeals court
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., this week plans to re-introduce a bill that would break the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals into three pieces, including a separate circuit for Nevada, Montana, Idaho and ...
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Be proud to be picked to take the last shot
During my junior varsity high school basketball career I was a card-carrying member of Local Benchwarmers 219, which was what we second- and third-stringers called ourselves. Growing up in a blue-collar town, you almost had ...
9:37 a.m.
CNOOC may make $20 billion cash bid for Unocal
The Beijing-based company will offer about $71.50 a share, 10 percent higher than a bid made by San Ramon, California-based Chevron on April 2, the people said, asking not to be identified. It would be ...
9:35 a.m.
Court to hear discrimination case in August
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not comment on the merits of the appeal.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Martin has the chance to go out like a champion
Fifteen races into his final season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Mark Martin isn't driving like a man who is on the verge of semi-retirement.
9:33 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 21, 2005
Texas passed Southern Cal with its 75th College World Series win Monday night, riding the strong pitching of Kyle McCulloch to a 5-0 victory against top-seeded Tulane.
9:32 a.m.
Dodgers' Perez looks sharp in rehab start
Cashman Field 7:05 p.m. Today-Friday Radio: all games on 1460 and 870-AM
9:32 a.m.
Cashman Field grounds crew plugs leak in time for start
A broken water main under the Cashman Field infield nearly derailed Monday's scheduled start of Dodgers pitcher Odalis Perez.
9:30 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- WAGER OF GOLD -- Espinoza on co-owner Dutton trainee, draws good box for maiden/claiming dash, goes for the graduation Gold here. ANYONECANDREAM -- Draws middle post in six-horse sprint opener, go go ...
9:29 a.m.
Convention competition
CHICAGO -- When Rotary International opened its 100th anniversary conference Saturday, the city welcomed more than 36,000 attendees who are expected to pump tens of millions of dollars into Chicago's economy.
9:28 a.m.
Adelphia's Rigas sentenced to 15 years
NEW YORK -- With frail Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas looking on, his lawyer portrayed him as a selfless giver who cared deeply for tiny Coudersport, Pa., where he built the cable company.
9:26 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:23 a.m.
Letter: Adult stem cell research working
Adult and blood cord stem cells are less prone to immune rejection and are plentiful in bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, skin, brain, bone, nasal and body fat. Four million umbilical cords are discarded a ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Tougher courses should be taken for scholarship
Many students are not taking the harder honors and college-prep classes, but instead are taking the easier, average classes to maintain their GPA eligibility. And then we wonder why 40 percent of UNLV freshmen have ...
9:17 a.m.
Charity poker considered to be test-drive for proposed Ohio casinos
CLEVELAND -- Backers and opponents of casinos agree that a summer-long series of charity poker tournaments in the Flats nightclub district amounts to a test drive for legalizing casino gambling in Ohio.
9:16 a.m.
Casinos win $199.5 million
State police reported Monday that L'Auberge Du Lac casino in Lake Charles, which opened the last week of May, took in $7.9 million in those seven days. That was more than both of the smallest ...
9:13 a.m.
As lawmakers seek funding options, gambling gains support
But Senate leaders say the trick is to expand gambling enough to raise more money, but not to the point where more lawmakers will be against it than for it.
9:13 a.m.
Man dies after fight starts at casino
Julio Cesar Roqueta Reyes, 24, of Miami, died early Sunday morning when he was knocked into traffic and struck by a vehicle at a Davie intersection, police spokesman Bill Bamford said.
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: All in the family
Jenna's grandfather is a former chief of the department. And her mother, Shari Buck, sits on the North Las Vegas City Council, which oversees the department. Shari Buck acknowledges having conversations about the internship for ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Who needs experts?
"You need leadership," Executive Assistant Director Gary Bald testified in his deposition in the case involving FBI agent Bassem Youssef, the most senior Arab-American agent, who at one time was in charge of the bureau's ...
9:09 a.m.
Second closed massage parlor allowed to reopen
For the second time in a week, a Henderson massage studio closed by the city for alleged prostitution will get to reopen its doors.
8:57 a.m.
City's first female judge to be sworn in
Diana Hampton said she's prepared to be Henderson's first female judge.
8:55 a.m.
Immunization schedule for June 21, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Friday.
8:55 a.m.
Community briefs for June 21, 2005
The Upward Bound Program at the UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach has announced that it will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program, which will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner service to all Upward ...
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for June 21, 2005
Robert J. Berstler, 85, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born March 15, 1920, in Glouster City, N.J. A resident for 45 years, he was a retired Navy chief petty ...
8:25 a.m.
Shakespearean Festival info
The schedule of plays includes afternoon matinees of "Camelot," "Stones in His Pockets" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Randall L. Jones Theatre, and evening performances of "Romeo and Juliet," "Doctor Faustus" and "Love's ...
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: There's no mime like the present
Justin Cooper, weather and traffic guy for KLAS-TV Channel 8, can dance without music and without appearing as though he's having a seizure.
8:15 a.m.
Bard at Work: Devilish 'Faustus' among plays at Utah Shakespearean Festival
A rare treat is in store for those attending this year's festival: A play from a colleague of Shakespeare's.
8:15 a.m.

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